Resources

The resources section of the web site is a free service.  A listing on this page is at our sole discretion and does not imply an endorsement by the Guild. The Guild does not endorse service providers and does not accept any liability for the actions of 3rd parties.

Business Downloads

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) legislative guidance

Amendments to legislation came into force on 11th July 2013. Several members have been in touch regarding the amendments to the regulations. We are grateful to Tony Eden-Brown (BIS Chemicals and Product Regulations) for the following links to the latest available guidance, below is an excerpt from a recent email from Tony:

http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/corporate/docs/c/10-761-guide-to-cosmetic-safety-regulations-2008.pdf

You should also be aware of the European Cosmetics Regulation which came into force on 11 July 2013

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:342:0059:0209:en:PDF

The European web-site gives a lot of further detail
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/sectors/cosmetics/cooperation-trade/importation/index_en.htm

In particular the transitional provisions,
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/sectors/cosmetics/files/doc/cos_transitional_provisions_en.pdf

which relate to CMR substances, and nano-materials, but for most manufacturers primarily to notification requirement on the European Commission database, the CPNP
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/sectors/cosmetics/files/pdf/cpnp_new_en.pdf

Products notified under this do not have to be notified to the UK competent authority under the Cosmetics Directive.

Publications

Soap Making Magazine
Soap Making Magazine is an independent publication with international reach

Other Craft Websites

UK Craft Fairs
UK Craft Fairs is a well respected, long standing website that promotes all types of UK based craft organisations

The Crafters’ Guild
The idea of The Crafters’ Guild is to bring together like-minded people, to share enthusiasm, make new friends, learn new ideas and for members to maybe even make some money if they want to!

Packaging

Online Packaging Shop – UK Polythene, cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, retail packaging

Storm Trading Group – provide a wide range of craft and packaging supplies

Davpack – supply a wide range of packaging materials

Expanded Polystyrene Supplies – Expanded Polystyrene Supplies are the leading manufacturer of polystyrene products in the South of England and have been operating since 1970. We are confident that regardless of your requirements we can accommodate and exceed all expectations

Printing

StickerYou is the only online platform where you can upload your own designs to create completely custom stickers, labels, large format decals, temporary tattoos, iron-ons and magnets. You can order your sticky products in any shape, any size and any quantity you wish. StickerYou has no minimum order quantity on most products so you can order the right number of stickers or labels to fit your needs. StickerYou’s custom die-cut algorithm creates die-cuts around the edge of your sticker or label design creating a unique shape.The company began in 2008 and has since expanded operations twice. They are located in Toronto, Canada but ship products all over the world, right to your door step.

Windmill Tapes and Labels is a leading manufacturer of self adhesive labels, specialising in a wide range of printed labels and plain labels on rolls. Whilst we manufacture a wide range of self adhesive tapes, the most common is printed tape for box sealing.

Soap Making Suppliers

Calmer Solutions Limited – Essential Oil suppliers

The Soap Kitchen – The Soap Kitchen offers a comprehensive of functional ingredients for the Soap/Toiletry-Maker and Candle-Maker plus all the regular ingredients needed for Natural Cleaning alternatives

The Soapmakers Store – The Soapmakers Store supplies Soap Making Ingredients including Melt and Pour Soapbases, Natural Oils, Butters, Essential Oils, Fragrances, Soap Making Equipment and a wide range of Cosmetic Ingredients for making your own Body Care Creations.The Soapmakers Store also supplies Candle Making and Pot Pourri Making Ingredients

Sensory Perfection – supply fragrance oils for use in candles, soap, bath and body products, oil burners, lamp rings, incense, reed diffusers, room sprays and pot pourri, candle and soap moulds, and various accessories.

Athenian Olive – supply high grade cold pressed olive oil for soap making – a natural alternative to the chemically extracted olive pomace oil, but more economical than extra virgin olive oil. Contact: info@athenianolive.co.uk

Soap Suppliers Limited – offer an extensive range of soap making ingredients

Woburn Chemicals Ltd – Supplier of raw chemicals. Contact Pamela Day – 01908 670081 – pameladay@woburnchemicals.co.uk

Do you provide supplies to crafters?  To have your details posted here, please contact us.

Weights and Measures

Guidance notes on packaged goods: weights and measures regulations

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/packaged-goods-weights-and-measures-regulations